Board Members & Staff

Jeff Noble
President

Jeff Noble is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and a Director of Old Republic Title Company of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, where he has been employed since 1981. He also serves as Vice President and Oklahoma Counsel for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, a position he has held since 1996.

Mr. Noble received a B.B.A. with Distinction in Accounting in 1976 and a Juris Doctorate in 1979 from the University of Oklahoma.

He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Commercial Real Estate Council, the Real Property Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association (Director 2008 to 2012 and current Chairman), the Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section and the Title Examination Standards Committee. He is also a licensed title insurance agent and a member of the Oklahoma Land Title Association, where he currently serves as a director and is on the Legislative, Research and By-Laws and Constitution Committees.

Mr. Noble is AV®Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated.

Jim Cichon
President-Elect

Cichon is Vice President of Smith Brothers Abstract & Title Co. located in Tulsa. He graduated from Northside Christian Academy in 1985 and has worked in the abstract and title industry for the past 28 years (the last 20 years with Smith Bros.). He is married to Brandi and has 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl.

Jackie Bullard
Vice-President
Treasurer
(through 6/30/14)
Bullard is employed with Oklahoma Abstract and Title located in Stillwater. She attended Northeastern State University and has worked in the abstract and title industry for 11 years.

Scott Luna
Past President

Luna has business ties in both Texas and Oklahoma. He is the Managing Partner of Luna & Luna, LLP a Texas Law Firm that services three-fourth the State of Texas as a Closing Agent for U.S. Department of HUD. In addition, Luna’s firm has document preparation units in multiple cities, serving multistate clients in document preparation needs. He is also Owner of Vinita Title Company, Vinita, OK and Co-Owner of Tahlequah Abstract & Title Co., Inc. and Cherokee Capitol Title & Abstract, LLC, both in Tahlequah, OK.

Luna graduated from Graduated Texas A & M University and then received his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa School of Law. His experience as a Real Estate Attorney spans over 19 years and in the past, he has served as an Appointed Attorney and Counselor by the Supreme Courts of Texas and Oklahoma.

Vicky Blackmon
Secretary

Kristi French
Treasurer
(7/1/14 through 6/30/15)
Kristi French is Post Closing Manager/Underwriter for American Eagle Title Insurance Company. She completed the Leadership Program for OLTA this past year. She graduated from Westmoore High school in 2004 and has worked in the abstract and title industry for the past 8 years. She is the third generation from her family in this industry. She is single and enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family and loved ones.

JT Beard
Director

J. T. Beard is the Agency Services Manager of Oklahoma for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. He completed the Leadership Program this past year, and currently serves on the Education, Technology, and Public Relations committees. J. T. is a fourth generation abstractor following in the footsteps of his father Herschel, his grandfather Norvell, great-grandfather Ollie Logan “O. L.”, as well as his maternal grandparents Dick and Ollie Jennings of Sulphur Abstract. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 going to work with his father. He joined recently joined Stewart Title Guaranty in September 2013. He and his wife, Megan, reside in Edmond with their 2 year old son, Jack, and another baby on the way.

Michael Cantrell
Director

Michael Cantrell is a manager for Wagoner County Abstract Company in Wagoner, OK. He graduated from Northeastern State University in 2003 and has worked at Wagoner County Abstract Company since 1997. He completed the Leadership Program for OLTA this past year. He and his wife Amy have two children, Jacob and Liz.

Jeff Mapes
Director

Jeff is Vice President of Woods County Abstract Corporation located in Alva, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and changed careers to the Title Industry after his first of two tours in Iraq in 2003. Jeff is married to Michelle Mapes, who also works at Woods County Abstract, and has two daughters.

Terri Parrish
Director

Manager of Cherokee Capitol Abstract and Tahlequah Abstract Company in Tahlequah. She graduated from Choctaw High School where she met and married her sweetheart Bill. They have two children, Kaitie and Drew. She has worked in the abstract and title industry since 1977. She received her Paralegal Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Barry Schmulbach
Director

Barry is a Past President of the Oklahoma Land Title Association. He joined Stewart in 2000, but has been in the title industry for 28 years. He got his start in 1983 with Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation (LTIC) in Dallas, Texas, as senior agency representative. Three years later, he moved to Oklahoma City to work for Lawyers Title of Oklahoma City Inc., a subsidiary of LTIC.

In 2000, he became commercial title counsel for Stewart Abstract & Title of Oklahoma and Oklahoma underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. In 2004, Barry assumed the position of underwriting counsel and Oklahoma agency services manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

Barry earned his bachelor’s degree from Memphis State University and received his J.D. from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University.

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